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Old Settlers Picnic to begin soon

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The 143rd Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic has been scheduled for Aug. 25-27.

Many activities have been scheduled to take place during the three days.

On Thursday, Aug. 25, activities begin at 4 p.m., as art, craft, flea market and food booths will officially open.

A ribeye dinner will take place under the awning at the Community Building, beginning at 5 p.m.

The dinner will last until 9 p.m., and is sponsored by the Bowling Green United Methodist Youth Group.

The meal consists of a 6-ounce ribeye steak, baked potato, green beans, salad and drink. Cost is $8.50.

Dessert is an additional $1.

A steak sandwich and drink will cost $5.

Doors for a Bingo event will open at 6 p.m.

Bingo will take place in the Community Building at 7.

Prizes include Longaberger baskets and more. In addition, a raffle will take place.

Cost is $10 for 10 games.

Due to state gaming laws, no one under the age of 18 will be permitted in the building.

Refreshments will also be available.

A DJ will provide entertainment beginning at 4 p.m., and lasting until 9.

Events begin at noon, Friday, Aug. 26, as bounce houses and inflatables will be open on the town square and art, craft, flea market and food booths open.

A Jonah Fish Fry will begin at 4 p.m., in the Community Building. The dinner will last until 8 p.m.

Cost is $5 for children 12-under, and $8 for adults.

Desserts will be an additional $1.

A gospel music hour will run from 6-7 p.m., and comedian Craig Tournquist will perform from 7-8 p.m.

The country band Lost Roads will also perform from 8-9:30 p.m.

The annual Heavyweight Horse Pull will begin at 7:30 p.m.

There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded.

Brown and Heffner Equipment have donated the first-place trophy.

For further information, call Joe Heffner at 812-835-2013.

Events begin at 7 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, as the Clay Masonic Lodge No. 85 F.&A.M. will conduct a breakfast in the Community Building until 11 a.m.

The menu will consist of pancakes and biscuits and gravy.

Cost for the breakfast is a freewill donation and all funds from the breakfast will go into the upkeep of the lodge building.

The bounce houses and inflatables, as well as art, craft, flea market and food booths will open at 10 a.m.

The annual Baby Contest is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.

The contest is split into three categories, including newborns-6-months, 7-months-12-months, and 13-months-24-months.

The event will take place in the Community Building. Check-in time is 9 a.m.

Winners from each age group will be accepted and prizes will be awarded for Little Prince and Little Princess.

The contest is limited to Clay County and Bowling Green residents only.

Weigh-ins for the Pedal Tractor Pull will begin at 2 p.m., with the event set to start at 2:30.

The Pedal Tractor Pull is open to al children through the age of 12.

Tractors will be provided and classes will be determined by the weight of the puller.

Prizes will be given to the winner of each class.

A chicken noodle dinner is scheduled from 4-8 p.m.

Cost is $8 for adults (per plate) and $5 for children 12-under (per plate).

Dessert will be an additional $1.

Entertainment for the evening will begin at 6 p.m., with the James Family Singers, who will perform until 7:30 p.m.

The bluegrass/country band Cornfields and Crossroads will also perform from 8-9:30 p.m.

The annual Antique Tractor Pull will also begin at 7:30 p.m. Weigh-ins for the event will start at 5 p.m.

An entry will be charged and 75 percent of the monies will be paid back as prizes.

No late entries will be accepted. For further information, call 812-249-9203 or 812-240-8881 in the evenings.

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